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Inventshift showcases social enterprises for global good - news

By Sangeeta Waldron — Social enterprises are a new way of doing business, where, by selling goods and services in the open market, the social enterprises reinvest the money they make back...

Can the power grid handle the increased demand from electric cars? - news

By RP Siegel — There’s an old saying, “be careful what you wish for, you might get it.” True enough, it cautions us to look beyond near-term results. There are those like...

Walmart steps up certification of responsible sourcing of seafood - news

By Brian Collett — Walmart, which has more than 11,000 stores globally and is the world’s largest company by revenue, has announced it aims to eliminate forced and child labour and...

New UK Minister hails flourishing cleantech ecosystem - news

By Adam Woodhall — The Rushlight Summer Showcase took place at the Royal Geographical Society, London. Appropriately, the event took us on a journey through the flourishing ecosystem...

Why electric car charging needs some joined up thinking. - news

By Simon Anderson, geo — I have just taken delivery of a Tesla and it is awesome – sorry about the American vernacular but it is appropriate in this case.   I have long...

Housing crisis offers an opportunity to implement electricity demand management - news

By Simon Anderson, Chief Strategy Officer, geo — In my last article for Ethical Performance I outlined what the near future will look like if our demands for electricity outstrip supply...

Why electric vehicles are driving us towards demand management - news

By Simon Anderson, Chief Strategy Officer, geo — Without wishing to be dramatic, if something is not done about the demands on the national grid, we are literally in danger of the lights...

Business chooses long term planning for sustainability - news

By Adam Woodhall — Creating a truly sustainable organisation isn’t something that can realistically be achieved in the average tenure of a FTSE CEO, which is currently 4.6 years....

Sky educates UK consumers about marine trash - news

By Sangeeta Waldron — Beach and sea litter is made up of discarded objects, mainly plastics, such as single-use bags and straws that wash up along coastal environments.   ...

The renewable revolution  - news

By Adam Woodhall — In Britain and beyond, businesses large and small are getting on with a rapid transition to renewables, despite mixed messages coming from the UK government.  ...

Science-based targets guide business in setting carbon reduction goals - news

By Tom Idle — As we prepare for the cold days of winter, we might fondly recall the hot days of summer – some of the warmest on record for the season. The warning signs were...

Future generations prepare for work with DP World Education Programme - news

By Sangeeta Haindl — In our fast-paced, technology-driven and globalised world, consumers expect just about anything from anywhere delivered promptly to their door. International logistics...

Call for global laws compelling corporations to observe human rights - news

by Brian Collett — Global laws compelling national and transnational corporations to observe human rights have been urged by a senior UN official on his retirement.   ...

The future of power, death & money - news

by Adam Woodhall — “Power, Death and Money” was the provocative title of the first event run by The Future Men .  They promised a rampage through the frustrations of...

New ideas for a new economy - news

by Adam Woodhall — The British are historically world leaders at creating solutions to problems. For example, when in the UK we started running out of wood to build ships and burn for...

A sustainable supply chain offers many benefits - news

By Adam Woodhall — The demands on an ethical organisation of consumer and client expectations, government regulation and voluntary standards, make doing good business ever more complex....

Reflections on CSR in India - news

by Deepak Arora, CEO, Essar Foundation — The Companies Act, 2013 is considered to be one of the most significant legal reforms in India, having introduced several new provisions, among...

Chiswick Park’s “Enjoy-Work” offices and Minds @ Work program support wellbeing - news

by Adam Woodhall — Workplace wellbeing is rapidly moving up the agenda of business, government and civic society.  It is now seen as not only the right thing to do, but it also has a...

BBC journalist Mishal Husain to honour 2016 Ashden International Award winners - news

by Sangeeta Haindl — Forward thinking organisations championing solar energy in India, East Africa and beyond; businesses improving the health of citizens through sustainable buildings and...

'Behind the Smile' Exhibition helps break the stigma of mental health - news

By Sangeeta Haindl — It is predicted that one in four of us will be affected by mental illness within a year. Though the effects are as real as a broken arm, it is an invisible and silent...

KKR portfolio companies get new green solutions platform - news

Interview by Kelly Eisenhardt As Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues continue to grow in importance for mainstream investors, KKR’s pioneering environmental initiative...

UK, NY, and CA increase National Living and minimum wages in same week - news

One of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne's big ideas was to increase the National Living Wage (NLW) on 1 April 2016 and wasn’t an April Fools! Not to be confused with...

Lloyds Bank Publishes "Helping Britain Prosper" Plan - news

by Sangeeta Haindl When the U.K.’s Chancellor of Exchequer, George Osborne, announced his very controversial 2016 Budget  last month, he said, “We know that those who...

The new CSR equation: transparency = brand credibility - news

EP Journal Trust in business today goes hand in hand with increased transparency by Miranda Ingram Corporate reputation is hard to gain and easy to lose, but any company that...

First ranking of top 500 global public companies for human rights performance - news

The first-ever ranking of the human rights performance of global listed companies is now underway. The ranking follows a recent survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit that found the top...

Why every business should volunteer - news

EP Journal by Mohammed Sharaf, DP World Businesses are perfectly placed to use their reach to bring about considerable benefits to the communities in which they operate. This is...

Rana Plaza: How it led to an Accord to help improve workers’ rights - news

Workers in developing countries can use the Accord signed by the likes of H&M, Primark and Zara following the Rana Plaza disaster as a template to improve their own safety and conditions,...

Culture clashes can limit partnership success - news

Communications agency Forster’s recent study of the charity sector reveals how corporate partnerships are being limited by cultural challenges and the over-emphasis on the bottom line,...

Roger Aitken, analyst, examines the December 2015 data - news

Among UK Registered funds over the past one year to 30 November 2015, the £2,343.66m Pictet-Water USD fund was top ranked in Morningstar’s analysis of 251 sector funds with a...

European SRI retail funds market expands €9bn in 2015 - news

The latest annual report on ethical, green and social funds at the retail level across Europe from Vigeo, the leading European rating agency evaluating corporate responsibility, reveals that the...

Getting up a thirst for sustainability - news

‘Transformational’ improvements at its distilleries stand the global drinks giant Diageo in good stead in the face of ongoing carbon and water issues. But securing its long-term...

Ethical retail funds see rapid growth through 2015 - news

European SRI retail funds have continued to show good growth over the course of 2015, according to the yearly report produced by CR evaluation agency Vigeo Italy in partnership with data...

BNP Paribas commits to ‘doubling’ renewable energy financing by 2020 - news

BNP Paribas, the French multinational bank with a presence in 75 countries, is to take a further significant step in financing the transition to a low carbon economy by “more than...

EIB-backed initiative boosts climate conscious investing - news

The European Investment Bank (EIB), BNP Paribas and Vigeo have launched Tera Neva, a sustainable investment initiative which allows investors to align their financial objectives with their...

CSR Services Directory to aid corporations tackling new UN SDGs - news

With the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals now formally adopted, Ethical Performance is updating and expanding its international CSR Services Directory to showcase the work and services...

CDP ranking reveals corporate climate change champions - news

Apple, Diageo, Sainsbury's, Roche Holding and Google are among CDP's ranking of corporate 'A listers' for their actions to mitigate climate change.  The international...

Surge in carbon price disclosure shows climate change heading mainstream - news

Corporations behind everyday brands of toothpaste, soup, light-bulbs, gasoline, cars and computers are assigning a price to their carbon emissions to offset the costs and risks of their...

Carbon nanofibre technology to pose ethical challenge to industry? - news

A newly created system that sucks carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and converts it into carbon nanofibres as raw material for manufacturing could eventually pose an ethical challenge to...

BAT, AB InBev and Schneider Electric join latest supply chain top table - news

Schneider Electric, British American Tobacco and AB InBev have joined the top 15 European supply chains in Gartner Inc's annual ranking. Gartner identified the top 15 performers, based...

Investors call on UK government for greater support of renewables - news

Thirteen investors have sent a letter, coordinated by the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), to the George Osborne, the UK's Chancellor, to highlight investor...

Diageo joins World Business Council for Sustainable Development - news

Drinks giant Diageo has become the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Joining nearly 200 forward-thinking companies, some of Diageo’s...

This green and pleasant land? - news

Smart technology and low emissions cities are emerging across the globe. Elisabeth Jeffries reports on how businesses large and small are defining their roles and driving local government...

FSC certification pays, finds WWF analysis - news

A new WWF cost-benefit analysis of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification on a cross-section of forest operators finds that tropical and small or medium producers, regardless of...

IKEA to go beyond National Living Wage rate - news

Swedish firm Ikea will become the first national retailer in the UK to pay staff above the government’s new National Living Wage from next year. Ikea, well known for its flatpack ,...

BLOG: Why does health get forgotten in health and safety? - news

You can easily spot the colleagues wearing a personal activity monitor, writes CSC's CR lead Paula Sullivan . Whether they’re a Fitbit fanatic or a devotee of another brand of device,...

Are sustainability ratings asking the right questions? - news

Why is it that inherently unsustainable oil and gas companies rank so well in sustainability indices, such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index? Tom Idle explores a new approach to...

Biodiversity takes off at London's Heathrow airport - news

George Davies, head of environmental strategy and assessment, Heathrow, talks to Ethical Performance about the crucial role he and his team play in keeping the airport safe  ...

Newsweek names global green companies - news

Three healthcare companies top this year’s global green league table published by Newsweek, the US weekly current affairs magazine. The list is headed by Biogen, the group based in...

Shanks urges governments to act on sustainable waste management - news

A second set of five-year corporate responsibility targets, including further development of sustainability as a primary principle, has been introduced by the waste-to-product Shanks Group,...

Company culture needs to celebrate ethical behaviour, says IBE - news

Businesses need to celebrate ethical behaviour if they are to succeed in embedding a valued ethical culture, says a new guide from the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE). The IBE maintains...

Scotland to host inaugural Global Ethical Finance Forum - news

Hosted by the Scottish Government, the Global Ethical Finance Forum (GEFF) in September is being hailed as an historic initiative, in conjunction with the Islamic Finance Council UK (IFC UK) and...

US arm of Novartis tops diversity league table - news

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) has been named the top company for diversity in the US in DiversityInc’s annual league table for the second year in succession. According to...

BNY Mellon hit by record £126m fine - news

The Bank of New York Mellon, the world’s largest custody bank, has been fined £126m ($188m, €175m) by the City of London regulator for failing to protect customers’...

Novartis named top company for diversity for second year - news

Novartis has been named the top company for diversity in the US in DiversityInc’s annual league table for the second year in a row. The American arm of the Swiss pharma giant also...

Deutsche Bank hit by record $2.5bn penalty - news

Deutsche Bank (DB) has been fined $2.5bn (£1.66bn) by US and UK regulators for trying to manipulate the Libor and Euribor inter-bank rates. The record penalty - $2.1bn by US...

China to tighten NGO supervision - news

Human rights and labour rights groups are to face a new challenge, finds Keith Crane reporting last month’s forum, “The new normal in China Communications and CSR”,...

Procter & Gamble begins work on $200m biomass energy plant - news

Procter & Gamble’s manufacturing site in Albany, Georgia, one of the biggest facilities in its system, will soon be fueled by wood scraps and peanut shells, thanks to a biomass...

inside investment Time shortening between ESG issues emerging and market reaction - MSCI - news

A report from MSCI ESG Research, a provider of research and analysis of the environmental, social and governance-related (ESG) business practices of companies globally, has suggested that that...

HSBC under investigation over tax evasion allegations - news

HSBC, the UK-based bank accused of helping clients to evade tax, is now being investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The FCA joins the Serious Fraud Office, the Bank of...

CR reporting becoming more widespread, finds Vigeo - news

CSR audit and consultancy firm Vigeo’s latest analysis shows a dramatic movement towards a more universal adoption by listed companies in publishing commitments and information about their...

New app helps businesses maximise value of recycling - news

A new web app promises to make recycling more financially rewarding for businesses according to its developers Element Green Recycling. Called Green Alchemist, the app provides the latest...

Seeing the beer glass half-full - news

Debbie Read, head of CR at Molson Coors, has worked for the international brewer for seven years. Best known for its brands Coors, Carling, Cobra and Miller, the brewer has changed a lot in the...

‘Transformational’ volunteering to replace ‘transactional’ in US - news

The days of counting employee volunteer hours as an indicator of valuable community service are on the wane. Corporate volunteer programs in the US and globally are moving in the direction...

Jacques Maire joins Vigeo executive committee - news

Former executive at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jacques Maire has joined CSR rating agency Vigeo's corporate executive committee as director of...

2degrees unveils top 25 under 25s working in sustainable business - news

2degrees, the online collaboration platform and service for sustainable business, has unveiled its list of the Top 25 Under 25s for 2014. Among those that made the cut are professionals...

Lima discussions patch together compromise to pave way for Paris - news

Developed countries, which have caused most of the world’s pollution, should help to finance “vulnerable” developing nations to combat climate change, UN members agreed last...

Banks face tougher scrutiny following record FCA fines - news

Banks are being scrutinised by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) following record fines imposed in three countries over foreign exchange rigging. On the announcement of the...

Panda-monium hits Malaysia conservation tour - news

The "1600 Pandas World Tour" kicks off in Malaysia next month. The art installation, that promotes the message of panda conservation and sustainable development, will visit more...

Water risk threatens growth for world’s largest companies - news

Two thirds of the world’s largest companies are reporting exposure to water risks, some of which have potential to limit growth. The news comes amid mounting shareholder concern around the...

Dow Jones sustainability indices family reaches 15-year milestone - news

S&P Dow Jones Indices, part of McGraw Hill Financial and the world’s largest global resource for index-based concepts and data, and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused...

Astellas extends Kenyan care initiative - news

Astellas Pharma Europe announced its backing of a new €1.5m programme to tackle obstetric fistula in May. Ken Jones, ceo and president, gives Ethical Performance an update The...

Coming of age: the new sustainability math - news

Last week, I went surfing for the first time with my 10-year-old son Evan. Not wanting to be outshined or embarrassed, I spent more time then I care to admit reading up on websites proclaiming...

Lobbying – the ‘next big thing’ in CSR - news

In July, it was widely reported that the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, had been “defeated” in his attempts to water down the UK’s carbon budget - which sets...

Step up or step back: six essential lessons in cause marketing - news

Consumer scepticism and expectation of institutions is at an all-time high, and prominent brands are under more pressure than ever to do good… and prove it, writes Andrew Pederson....

Bowman joins Emerging World team - news

Amanda Bowman has joined Emerging World’s team as partnerships and business development director. Prior to joining, she worked as director at the International Business Leaders Forum...

Mark Carney appointed co-president of Heart of the City - news

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, has been appointed as co-president of Heart of the City, the charity that puts Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at the heart of business....

Carney takes on co-presidency of Heart of the City - news

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, has been appointed as co-president of Heart of the City, the charity that aims to put Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at the heart of...

Charity bosses urged to shun ‘workfare’ programme - news

The chief executives of the 200,000 registered charities in the UK have been urged not to take part in the government’s new ‘workfare’ programme. The new mandatory...

Audi dealers exposed over false safety claims - news

The Audi car manufacturer and many of its dealers have been exposed making false safety claims. Nine out of 10 Audi dealers around Britain were found by under-cover BBC researchers to be...

Astellas backs new women’s health programme in Kenya - news

The European arm of Japanese pharma giant Astellas is backing a new health programme in Kenya which aims to transform the lives of more than 1,200 women living with obstetric fistula. Action...

Corporates waking up to need for greater tax transparency? - news

In contrast to Christian Aid's report earlier this week (see here ), big businesses are becoming more transparent over their tax affairs, according to a new report from PwC. Almost...

Not so many rivers to cross - news

There is a saying in Russia that ‘good people do not suffer any losses when they are helping others’, writes Vera Kurochkina , UC RUSAL’s director of corporate communications....

Time to take a look at your data supply chain footprint - news

There’s a large elephant in your server room (data centre), writes Eiríkur Hrafnsson, co-founder and coo of GreenQloud. It’s something you’re not thinking about as...

NCVO’s Wilding banks on new role - news

Karl Wilding, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations’ (NCVO) director of public policy, has been appointed as a non-executive director of Charity Bank. Wilding will continue his...

Nadeshiko equality label boosts company performance - news

As part of plans to stimulate economic growth, the Japanese government is trying to get more women involved in the workforce. Last year, the Tokyo Stock Exchange introduced a special label,...

Four new man-made gases found in atmosphere - news

Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have identified four new man-made gases in the atmosphere – all of which are contributing to the destruction of the ozone layer, they...

Jaguar Land Rover extends collaboration with ClimateCare - news

Jaguar Land Rover aims to create a range of humanitarian, conservation, environmental and educational initiatives as part of its new Environmental Innovation Strategy. In collaboration with...

Social enterprise makes headway in Russia - news

Vera Kurochkina, UC RUSAL Public Relations Director, explains the aluminium giant's role in Russia's burgeoning social enterprise sector   Once upon a time two frogs fell...

Qatar downgraded to ‘extreme risk’ for working conditions - news

Qatar, the 2022 World Cup host, is among 11 countries to be downgraded to ‘extreme risk’ for working conditions, due to the multiple deaths of migrant workers on construction sites...

Slàinte! New verification scheme protects Scotch Whisky supply chain - news

Consumers of Scotch Whisky are being given even greater reassurance that what they buy is the genuine article, thanks to a new verification regime. The Spirit Drinks Verification Scheme...

Something new under the sun roof at Ford Motors - news

Global car manufacturer Ford has unveiled a first-of-its-kind sun-powered vehicle. Instead of powering its battery from an electrical outlet, the Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept harnesses...

Alcoa builds up sustainability - news

Greener by design… Pillars of Sustainable Education, a new $1.5m cross-sector programme created by Alcoa Foundation and Architecture for Humanity to explore the use of sustainable...

Comic Relief in spotlight over investment ethics - news

A British charity has been accused of investing in arms, alcoholic drinks and tobacco companies, contrary to its published aims. Comic Relief, which raises much of its money through two...

The importance of learning from each other - news

Stephen Howard, chief executive of Business in the Community, explains why robust CSR award schemes are powerful mechanisms for sharing best practice The CSR agenda faces a frustrating...

Wilmar commits to end Indonesian forest destruction - news

The world's largest palm oil trader, Wilmar International, which supplies to hundreds of high street brands has announced that it has committed to a ‘no deforestation’ policy....

European SRI retail mutual funds see further growth in 2013 - news

European SRI retail funds’ assets reached an historic peak of €108 billion (c.£90bn) at the end of June 2013 and represented a 14% increase over the preceding year according to...

Colombian farmers get coffee break with SAP - news

German multinational corporation SAP is supplying technology and training to Colombian coffee farmers in an attempt to help them develop more sustainable business practices. The software...

ESG analyst Vigeo new sustainability focuses - news

ESG analyst Vigeo has published two new sustainability focuses; one on the extractive industries – Extractive industries and the challenges of implementing the Voluntary Principles in Weak...

Seeing the sustainability glass half full - news

  Sandra Seru, head of strategy & reporting, sustainability & responsibility at Diageo tells Ethical Performance how the drinks group is tackling the social problem of alcohol...

Kids say thanks a latte for online tool - news

Costa for Schools (costaforschools.com), is a new online tool to support teachers and help students understand more about communities in coffee growing countries. Developed in conjunction...

The case for Business Improvement Districts - news

Tass Mavrogordato, ceo of inmidtown, a Business Improvement District, explains how the organisation contributes to the sustainable business model  At inmidtown we’re striving to...

Hans Wegner recognised by SFI - news

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has recognised Hans Wegner, chief sustainability officer of the National Geographic Society, with the annual SFI President’s Award. The SFI notes...

UN proves sustainability pays as Church calls for fossil free policy - news

The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) has long been criticised for promoting a loose definition of corporate sustainability, keeping it simple by asking compact signatories to “embrace,...

Top down commitment to sustainability thwarted by economic climate - news

Despite a top down approach to sustainability, more than two thirds of chief executives (67%) believe that business is not doing enough to address global sustainability challenges, according to...

inbrief - news

On fire… Sedex is partnering with labour standards NGO, Verite, on a briefing series exploring sustainability issues in global supply chains. The first in the series of issue-led...

Costa coffee chain brews up online teaching platform - news

Whitbread-owned coffee chain Costa is heading back to the classroom. Costa for Schools (www.costaforschools.com), is a new online tool to support teachers and help students understand more about...

Report sets new benchmark for corporate sustainability in Africa - news

The UN Global Compact and newspaper group Financial Times have produced the first benchmark for CSR in Africa. The joint initiative, the Africa Sustainability Barometer, gauges the state of...

CEO commitment to sustainability thwarted by economic climate - news

Despite a top down approach to sustainability, more than two thirds of chief executives (67%) believe that business is not doing enough to address global sustainability challenges, according to...

Sky’s the limit at The Bigger Picture - news

Daniella Vega is head of responsibility at BSkyB’s CSR department, aka The Bigger Picture, and is also this year’s recipient of 2Degree’s Sustainability Champion of the Year...

Putting bribery under the cosh - news

Bribery and corruption remain ongoing issues for businesses worldwide, especially for companies that are doing business in developing economies, where corruption is more commonplace than it is...

BP sues US government over federal contracts - news

BP is returning to court in the US – this time as the plaintiff. The British multinational oil group is suing the government for barring it from gaining new federal contracts after its...

Starring sustainability role... - news

George Clooney has joined Nestlé’s first Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board. The Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board (NSAB)was established to solicit views and provide...

ICT companies need to take human rights seriously - news

In June, Apple, AOL, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, PalTalk, Skype (Microsoft), Twitter, Yahoo! And YouTube (Google) were accused of allowing intelligence services to access their servers...

Greenpeace challenges Shenhua Group over “water grab” - news

Greenpeace is taking on the might of China’s Shenhua Group, the world’s biggest coal producer by volume, with the publication of Thirsty Coal 2, a new report berating Shenhua’s...

Sainsbury’s under renewed fire over fish labeling claims - news

The Salmon & Trout Association (Scotland) has called on Sainsbury’s to explain why it is still selling mainland farmed salmon labeled as being from Skye, Lewis or Uist, almost eight...

Business warned over human rights violations following data breaches - news

Following PRISMgate where companies such as Apple, Google and Microsoft were accused of allowing intelligence services to access their servers to retrieve data about users, Vigeo has warned of...

Getting the green light to tell your ethical story - news

How about this for the ultimate in greenwashing? Michinoku, a Japanese company which was - up until recently - making pampered pooch treats from one of the rarer species of whale, described...

Banking on a powerful phase of CSR - news

Nick Wright, managing director of CR and Community Affairs, EMEA at UBS, talks about the changes he’s seen during his 10-year tenure at the Swiss bank Q CSR impacts broadly on a...

Wrigley backs India mint farm education drive - news

US chewing gum giant, Wrigley has launched a three-year educational partnership with Pratham, the largest non-governmental education organisation in India, working to provide quality education...

Whitbread toasts recycling win - news

Premier Inn owner, Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants (WHR), is the toast of the town following its win in the Veolia Environmental Services Recycling Awards for its performance diverting waste...

Natural disaster... - news

Research from the University of East Anglia published recently in the journal Nature Climate Change looked at 50,000 globally widespread and common species and found that more than one half of...

Points to Ponder - news

Points to Ponder... On sustainable behaviour (1): “More people are asking: “Is ‘sustainability’ good enough?” It’s not, of course. As Michael Braungart observes: “If somebody asked you how...

Mother knows best... - news

Mother knows best... Working Mother magazine has named Sodexo one of the “Best Companies for Hourly Workers” for 2013.  This is the fourth consecutive year that Sodexo has...

Vigeo publishes corruption study - news

Demonstrating that preventing corporate corruption is a performance issue at the heart of corporate responsibility, a new study from Vigeo identifies and compares the corruption prevention...

Ministers blamed for climate change failure - news

A third of the UK’s government ministers are associated with the finance and energy companies that contribute to climate change, claims the World Development Movement (WDM), an...

Fergie settles phone-hacking claims - news

The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, is one of 144 people who have won ‘substantial damages’ after settling their phone-hacking claims against the now-defunct News of the World, the...

UK government supports ring-fencing of retail and investment banking - news

Britain’s big banks will be broken up by the UK government if they ignore directives to separate their investment and retail arms. George Osborne, the chancellor of the exchequer...

Feckner re-elected for ninth year running - news

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System board of administration has re-elected Rob Feckner as board president and George Diehr as vice president. Feckner will be serving his...

Corporates against corruption - news

Bribery and corruption used to be seen as part of the reality of doing business in certain parts of the world. But, writes Leo Martin, business is leading the international charge for change...

Once bitten, twice shy: how unexpected risks are concentrating investors’ minds - news

Data is the unglamorous foundation on which investment decisions are built. And the increasing availability of reliable ESG data is giving investors more powerful risk-assessment tools,...

Move to cloud computing promises major CO2 cuts - news

China’s bourgeoning industrial and commercial sector could cut CO2 emissions by 1.9m tonnes a year – the equivalent of removing 700,000 vehicles from China’s roads – by...

Businesses slow to adapt to CO2 data demands - news

Corporate awareness of climate change continues to rise, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has recorded in its 2012 statement, The Future of Reporting. When the CDP produced its first...

Diageo in carbon-reduction project - news

Global drinks company Diageo is set to make annual savings of £1.4m as the result of a two-year carbon-reduction project at a distillery in Scotland. And the company behind the Smirnoff,...

A big conversation with the chattering classes - news

The internet and its burgeoning social networks has given consumers and communities unprecedented power to publish and organise action. But is it just a passing fad? As you read this,...

No end to Foxconn doubts as factory halted by riot - news

Apple's manufacturing partner Foxconn Technology has faced renewed criticism over labour practices after a 2,000-man brawl at a factory halted production and amid separate claims that...

The search for value among the numbers - news

We will continue to consume and trade as the climate changes. But in a world where production and supply chains come under increasing strain, how far down the path is it right to exploit...

Libor rate-riggers could face jail as investigations continue - news

Bankers found guilty in the Libor rate-rigging scandal could face jail terms after the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) confirmed that existing legislation gives them the power to bring...

FTSE 100 should aim for more women at board level - news

A proposal by Lord Davies of Abersoch that at least 25% of the directors of FTSE 100 companies should be women by 2015 ( EP, April 2011, p3 ) is on track, according to a recent review of British...

Sainsbury's opts for renewable energy - news

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is tapping renewable energy by installing geo-thermal heat pump technology, initially at 100 of its stores. After testing the technology at its Crayford...

What is Sustainable Technology? - news

A book for specialists in the area, What is Sustainable Technology? nonetheless gets down to fundamentals in its much-needed revaluation of the problems and paradoxes of a once uncritically...

A duty of business: to protect human rights - news

Harvard professor John Ruggie has been toiling on behalf of the UN since 2005 to devise a framework for ways in which businesses should manage their interactions with the lives they affect. Are...

Diageo pulls Heartland funding - news

Beverage multinational Diageo has pulled its funding of the climate change-denying Heartland Institute following a controversial ad campaign that compared belief in climate change with mass...

Chiquita faces Alien Tort case over role in Colombia - news

The fruit multinational Chiquita will face a US court over its role in funding paramilitaries in Colombia, in what may be the most significant Alien Tort case of recent years.   The...

Brazil imposes travel ban on oil chiefs awaiting spill trial - news

Seventeen executives from two oil companies have been banned from leaving Brazil after criminal charges were brought against them for a spill in Rio de Janeiro. Managers at Chevron and...

Reporting delay under fire as UK government risks CSR reputation - news

The UK government has been accused of betraying commitments to enforce compulsory corporate emissions reporting and of introducing a ‘polluters’ charter’ in its latest budget....

Henderson SRI team move to Wheb - news

The former Henderson SRI team, sacked by the firm at the end of last year ( EP, February 2012, p2 ), has been appointed by the UK-based sustainable investment boutique Wheb Asset Management,...

The Three Levels of Sustainability - news

As an introduction to and road map for sustainability aimed at the uninitiated, The Three Levels of Sustainability 'aims to provide the missing link in current debates around...

Brands desert Limbaugh's US show after 'slut' jibe - news

Sponsor boycotts of the Rush Limbaugh Show, whose eponymous presenter branded a women's rights activist a 'slut' and a 'prostitute' because she campaigns for contraception,...

Seven years on, Compact sees 3,000th expulsion - news

The number of companies expelled from the UN Global Compact has now passed 3,000, and the organisation says CSR has reached 'a major crossroads' worldwide. For failing to...

Heartland leak exposes US corporations to consumers' ire - news

Leaks have detailed US corporate donors to one of the world's most influential climate change denying bodies. Some of the companies are now under fire from consumers for support that runs...

Children take CSR centre stage in new UN business principles - news

New UN principles specifically covering children's rights have been published for the use and guidance of businesses worldwide. The Children's Rights & Business Principles,...

New technologies and punctuated equilibriums - news

Thank heavens we live in an era where we understand the basic essentials of evolution. It makes things so much simpler than having to believe in the agency of choirs of angels. But the problem...

Fashion industry launches SME sustainability drive - news

A programme to drive sustainability co-operation and innovation in the fashion industry has been set up by the UN Global Compact. In the Compact’s first sector-specific project, it...

Business awaits the sustainable generation - news

Today’s generation of budding business leaders are much more likely to see sustainability as a cornerstone of their management agenda. Their real challenge will be promoting it in the...

Milk toxin scandal hits China CSR star - news

Public outcry and a debate about the meaning of Chinese CSR have been triggered by an award given to a dairy company that had just produced contaminated milk for the second time in four years....

Marshall to head ISS - news

Georgina Marshall has been named as the new head of European research for Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Formerly head of corporate governance at Aviva, Marshall will head up research...

Burnand & Frost elected to UKSIF board - news

The UK Social Investment Forum (UKSIF) has elected Geoff Burnand and Adam Frost to its board. Burnand, chief investment officer at Charity Bank and Frost, head of governance at SRI fund manager...

Hunt for the ‘holy grail’ of corporate reporting - news

Corporate reporting as an activity is evolving along with the ever rising demands of stakeholders and others. But can integrated reporting bring the transparency and openness being called for?...

Smart move at Vigeo - news

Lindsay Smart will head up Vigeo’s newly-opened UK offices. Smart, previously sustainability initiatives manager at Citi Global Transaction Services, will spearhead business development in...

A corporate accident waiting to happen - news

The phone-hacking scandal has not only closed the UK’s News of the World newspaper, but has cast doubt over the Murdochs’ future at News Corp Tabloid journalism in Britain...

Motorola pilots conflict-free supply in Congo - news

One of the world’s largest telecommunications groups has announced a project to source conflict-free materials from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Motorola’s pilot...

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Jenny Pidgeon is to take over Henderson Global Investor’s newly created responsible property investment (RPI) directorship. Pidgeon, who joins from Upstream Sustainability Services, will...

Index provider offers new global rating system - news

A new ratings system scoring companies on their environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices has been created by the FTSE4Good index series. The new service for investors and asset...

Legislation’s first fine is issued - news

The first sentencing under the UK’s Corporate Manslaughter Act has been imposed in the form of a £385,000 ($630,000, €438,000) fine on an engineering company for an...

Compact under the cosh from its own inspectors - news

The United Nations Global Compact has delivered ‘unclear results’ and exposed the UN to reputational damage in its first ten years, according to two of the UN’s external...

‘Silence sullies the reputation of good and bad alike’ - news

In April 2005, Sir Geoffrey Chandler wrote a guest column for Ethical Performance entitled ‘Why business has to end its vow of silence’. Here is an edited version of that article,...

Sir Geoffrey: a CSR champion - news

Corporate responsibility proponent Sir Geoffrey Chandler has died aged 88. Sir Geoffrey, a former senior Shell executive, was responsible for drawing up the company’s first Statement...

Public doesn’t believe corporate carbon claims - news

UK businesses risk facing a ‘costly backlash’ from consumers due to mistrust of their environmental claims and performance, according to the climate change standard organization,...

Western crisis has given Asia more room to adjust - news

Calls for structural reforms in the East no longer hold the force they once did, argues Geoffrey Williams Corporate governance in Asia has been, and continues to be, a thorny issue for...

Egypt move helps Google - news

Recent actions by Google to support free speech in Egypt have led the SRI research firm Vigeo to upgrade the company’s score on human rights issues. Vigeo decided on the move in the...

Brewers pledge to cut carbon use by 2020 - news

Targets for cuts in carbon emissions and water use have been set by Britain’s brewing industry. The aims and deadlines are stated in a document signed by 61 companies belonging to the...

Google actions in Egypt rewarded by Vigeo - news

Recent actions by Google to support free speech in Egypt have led the SRI research firm Vigeo to upgrade the company’s score on human rights issues. Vigeo decided on the move in the wake of...

Asian SRI could catch up with West in five years - news

Socially responsible investment now has a ‘strong foothold’ in Asia and could soon match SRI levels in the West. A paper by Geoffrey Williams, chief executive of OWW Consulting...

Forget Cancun: we need unreasonable CEOs - news

In the wake of the latest underwhelming climate change summit, Geoff Lye, executive chairman of SustainAbility, argues that business leaders should stop looking for a governmental lead on...

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Fashion retailer New Look has won this year’s RSPCA Good Business Award for its commitment to animal welfare. New Look took top spot in the large company section, with George, a clothing...

Responsiveness should never be a substitute for performance - news

On the face of it, the conclusion from recent research that sustainability ratings favour companies that are most responsive to data information requests, rather than those that are actually the...

Bell makes mental health its new priority - news

The communications group Bell Canada has pledged C$50million ($49m, £31m, €35m) to Canadian mental health charities in one of the country’s largest corporate projects in the...

Web is under-used by leaders - news

Every company on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) is failing to exploit the internet to engage with stakeholders on CSR issues. That’s the conclusion reached in a new study...

The new fund in the market for sustainable farms - news

While the stability of agricultural products comes evermore into question, Agro-Ecological is already treating sustainable farming as an asset class. Mike Scott speaks to the fund’s...

FTSE4Good invents new expulsion category for BP - news

BP has become the first company ever to be suspended from the FTSE4Good indexes. The oil giant was one of eight businesses to be taken out of the index last month in the wake of the...

Jobs go at CSR research firm - news

The business index company MSCI has announced that it will cut up to 80 jobs following its acquisition of the risk management and CSR research firm RiskMetrics. The move is in accordance with...

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CragRats, a UK theatre company that helped businesses with CSR training, has been dissolved, leaving an estimated £2million ($3m, €2.4m) in unpaid debts. CragRats, which went into...

BP's chickens are finally coming home to roost - news

Index expulsions and disinvestments are following hard on the heels of the worst oil spill in US history. EP looks at some consequences in the SRI sector The expensive and embarrassing...

Vigeo measures lobbying - news

The increasing importance of corporate lobbying as a CSR issue has been recognised by the Vigeo ratings agency, which will now include an assessment of 'the transparency and integrity of...

CSR: a case study approach - news

Ed. Christine Mallin. Hardcover. 287 pages. Edward Elgar. £75. Finally, a book that crosses the great divide between academia and practice – a rare feat, especially in edited...

Advising on SRI change and growing complexity - news

Pension fund advisor Towers Watson has stepped into the breach created by some of the structural shifts occurring in responsible investing. Mike Scott speaks to Emma Hunt, head of sustainable...

Ethical business oath goes global with UN backing - news

A Hippocratic-style oath for business managers is to go global after being backed by the United Nations Global Compact. The oath, which has been designed as a ‘guiding compass’...

Car firms making strides - news

Car manufacturers are finally coming to terms with the demands of corporate responsibility, reports new research from the Munich-based oekom rating agency. The study of the world’s 15...

We’ve found the phrase we need, so let’s stick with what we’ve got - news

The CSR Study Group at the UK’s University of Leeds has changed its name to the Business and Development Study Group. Hardly a major story, and one that hasn’t merited even a line in...

Human rights principles suffer from ten-year itch - news

Adherents to the business-focused Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights have celebrated the tenth anniversary of their foundation by agreeing a ‘vision statement’...

Global home furnishings group begins to tell a never ending story - news

Ikea has hit on the novel idea of compiling a ‘never ending list’ of its social and environmental improvements. The Scandinavian furnishings group has placed the list on its...

Pension funds ask for bribery data from companies - news

A $1.7trillion (£1.1tn, €1.3tn) coalition of investors is trying to force companies to come clean on their bribery and corruption management policies following a string of bribery scandals among...

Tax-free investment in the community - news

As CSR fights the image of a luxury in recessionary times, Community Development Finance Institutions claim to be the best value for money around. Mike Scott speaks to Mike Baker, head of one...

MSCI in largest deal yet - news

RiskMetrics has announced that it is being acquired by investment consultants MSCI in what is the biggest development yet in the consolidation of the sustainability research industry. MSCI...

Car makers ‘ignore abuses’ at their peril - news

The world’s largest ten car manufacturers are ignoring the human rights impacts of the metals they use – and therefore risk being linked to abuses in countries such as the Democratic...

Ready for some catch-up - news

Interest in responsible business behaviour has been growing in Latin America – and there are signs that it may increase further. EP looks at the state of CSR in the region Some...

AA1000 revampers named - news

The heads of CSR at a lottery operator and an Australian bank have been drafted on to a technical committee that will oversee a remake of the most commonly used standard on stakeholder...

Don’t ignore the power of the board outsiders - news

Non-executive directors can play a crucial role in setting the ethical agenda, argues Danielle Cohen Company training can instil good behaviour in employees, but if corporate culture...

Bourse heads look at SRI - news

Stock exchange principals from around the world met in New York last month to explore ways of encouraging more responsible long-term approaches to investment. Delegates, including heads of...

Two more mergers in research sector - news

Two new mergers of sustainability rating agencies have been announced as consolidation in the CSR research market continues apace. The first merger involves two Swiss companies, Centre Info...

OECD snuggles up to Global Compact - news

The OECD has agreed to develop closer links with the United Nations Global Compact. The two organizations will particularly seek to join forces in countries where there are both Global Compact...

Irish CEOs form climate grouping - news

Twelve senior business executives have formed the Irish Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change. The new grouping will push for ‘a step-change in climate change policy’ in Ireland. It has...

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A theatre company that helped businesses with CSR training has gone into administration, blaming falling revenues during the financial crisis. CragRats, which has worked on CSR training...

Compact heals rift with ISO - news

A disagreement between the United Nations and the body drawing up the new ISO standard on social responsibility has been patched up after diplomatic maneouvering. The spat arose when the UN...

Platinum performers may act as buddies - news

Seven elite CSR performers have been put into a new category by Business in the Community in its latest annual corporate responsibility index. The eighth CR Index has a Platinum Plus band for...

Sceptical charity softens its stance - news

Christian Aid, an anti-poverty charity with a track record of scepticism on corporate responsibility, has commissioned CSR research from a European rating agency. The charity, which...

Australia gets Compact network - news

An Australian network of the United Nations Global Compact has been established. The network was set up at the tenth National Business Leaders Forum on Sustainable Development in Canberra...

Three important lessons from the MPs’ expenses scandal - news

At first glance, the furore in Britain over the expenses claims of members of parliament has little to do with corporate responsibility. But there are lessons to be learned for companies...

CSR profession set to get its own code of practice - news

Work has begun on the first ever code of practice for corporate responsibility practitioners. The Corporate Responsibility Group (CRG), a network of 300 CSR professionals working for 104...

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Mobile phone companies Telefonica and Nokia have signed an agreement to bring educational material to remote schools in Latin America by using mobile technology. The partnership will build on...

Seven research firms qualify for new certificate - news

Scandinavia’s GES Investment Services and the UK-based responsible investment specialist Eiris are among the first SRI research providers to be certified against a new European Voluntary...

Axa gives SRI data to its managers ‘as standard’ - news

One of the world’s biggest investment management consultancies has taken the unusual step of providing its portfolio managers with a detailed database on 1800 companies’ social and...

Russell counts cost of Honduras allegations - news

Michigan University has become the 12th US higher education institution to stop sourcing sports clothing from the Russell Corporation over the company’s decision to close a unionized...

First Direct beats the field to attain carbon standard - news

UK-based First Direct has become the first bank to receive the Carbon Trust Standard, a global carbon award requiring year-on-year emissions reductions. First Direct, an internet banking...

Why the executive pay experience gives useful pointers on taxation - news

The worldwide backlash against ‘fat cat’ pay, particularly in the part-nationalised financial sector ( see page one ), offers a salutary lesson for those who have tried to locate...

Bremer warns of Obama restrictions - news

The financial crisis could severely curtail new US president Barack Obama’s efforts to make significant progress on corporate responsibility, an American commentator has warned....

CSR staff feel content and secure in their jobs - news

At the beginning of last year EP announced the findings from its first ever CSR salary survey , carried out jointly with recruitment agency Acre Resources and the consultancy Acona. This...

Barclays and Nike place new focus on girl power - news

The multinational companies Barclays and Nike have separately committed themselves to projects aimed at boosting the self-esteem and prospects of girls in the developing world. Barclays has...

Barclays supports Indian slum dwellers - news

Adolescent Indian girls in a Mumbai slum and in three districts of rural Maharashtra will benefit from a partnership between Barclays Bank and Unicef to give mentoring and provide microfinance...

Corporate social responsibility: readings and cases in a global context - news

A Crane, D Matten, L Spence (eds) Paperback. 544 pages. Routledge. £32.50. This collection of essays  drawn together under three headings (‘understanding’,...

Obama has a golden opportunity to alter America’s CSR landscape - news

Sometimes it’s wise to be careful what you wish for. Supporters of Barack Obama now have ‘change’ not only in the White House but also in the financial markets, which have...

Obama factor lifts hopes of new era in American CSR - news

Guarded optimism has taken hold of US corporate responsibility proponents as they prepare for what they hope will be a CSR-friendly administration under president-elect Barack Obama. Few...

GRI gets base in Australia - news

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), creator of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting guidelines, is establishing an Australian base at the St James Ethics Centre in...

Compact may raise the bar - news

Signatories to the United Nations Global Compact may soon have to meet a minimum standard for the content of their annual ‘communications on progress’ (COPs), which are public...

PetroChina plea turned down - news

The United Nations Global Compact has rejected a demand that it use its influence to persuade oil company PetroChina to deal with the humanitarian crisis in Sudan. Eighty civil society...

Corporate responsibility: a critical introduction - news

Michael Blowfield and Alan Murray. Paperback. 452 pages. Oxford University Press. £29.99. Aimed at the burgeoning number of undergraduate and graduate students now taking modules...

‘Courageous’ BAE agrees root and branch reform - news

One of the world’s largest defence companies has been praised for having the ‘courage’ to adopt 23 recommendations from an independent committee on how to improve its ethical...

New mandate for Ruggie? - news

A new mandate is expected to be handed to John Ruggie, the United Nations special representative on business and human rights, allowing him to explore further how the UN can encourage companies...

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Richard Taylor is the Morrison supermarket chain’s new director of corporate affairs, charged with leading the UK company’s corporate responsibility programmes. Taylor, who has been a Labour Party...

Multinationals in their communities - news

Ian W. Jones, Michael G. Pollitt and David Bek . Hardback. 359 pages. Palgrave Macmillan. £57/$80. At a time when it’s fashionable to dismiss philanthropic approaches to corporate social...

water mandate lowers its recruitment horizons - news

A programme that encourages the chief executives of large companies to manage their water resources more effectively is scaling down its push for signatories. The UN Global Compact says it is...

Patagonia customers see real cost of buying a shirt - news

A clothing retailer is offering its customers user-friendly information online about the social and environmental impacts of its products. California-based Patagonia, which specializes in outdoor...

Vigeo teams up with Asian partner - news

Vigeo, the leading European CSR ratings agency, is extending its coverage into the Asia Pacific area by forming a partnership with OWW Consulting, a Malaysia-based specialist in responsible...

Food and drink firms make water their new priority - news

Leading food and drink makers have signed a collective agreement to cut their water use in the UK, providing further evidence that the issue is now a key corporate responsibility concern....

‘Aggregated reporting’makes its first show - news

Several small Chilean companies have come together to publish a sustainability report in which each in turn outlines its social and environmental impacts. The document, in Spanish and...

Patents released to spur social innovation - news

Patents owned by four multinationals have been put into the public domain as part of what the companies claim is an attempt to encourage the development of new products with social and...

Chinese companies respond on human rights - news

Chinese companies are making an effort to respond to allegations that they are violating human rights, according to the East Asia researcher of the Hong Kong Business and Human Rights Resource...

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Seb Beloe has been appointed head of SRI research at Henderson Global Investors in the UK-based asset management company's SRI unit. Beloe, who moves from the SustainAbility consultancy, where he...

nine aspirations for the coming new year - news

What would you wish for in the corporate responsibility field in 2008? EP asked some of its subscribers for their views. This is what they said. Martin Blake, head of sustainability, Royal...

IT firms share audit data in bid to end duplication - news

Some of the world’s largest telecoms and information technology companies have begun sharing information on the results of their ethical supply chain audits. The 24 businesses, which are all...

the Celtic Tiger is now coming of age - news

The first ever ‘corporate responsibility week’ took place in Ireland last month. EP looks at the state of CSR in a country that has seen huge social change over the past 15 years What was...

Chime makes further acquisition - news

One of Britain’s oldest corporate responsibility consultancies has been acquired by a global public relations group. The Corporate Citizenship Company (TCCC), founded in 1997, has been bought for...

more firms leave Burma - news

Two household name companies – Rolls-Royce and Cartier – are to quit Burma as a result of the recent brutal clampdown on democracy campaigners there. British engineering company Rolls-Royce...

product recalls prompt Mattel to restructure - news

The world’s largest toy company, Mattel, has created an internal ‘corporate responsibility organization’ with sweeping powers as part of its response to a series of damaging product recalls. The...

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Diageo ran a national responsible drinking television advertising campaign in the UK last month, claiming it as the first by a drinks company. Diageo tested the campaign regionally before...

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The Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto has recruited two specialists from the UK’s International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility at Nottingham University. Andy...

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The world’s second-largest pension fund has chosen the France-based rating agency Vigeo to provide extra-financial analysis. The Dutch company ABP Investments will use Vigeo’s Equi-sector...

building a consensus on human rights and business - news

Normative principles are an essential step towards legally defined standards, says Sir Geoffrey Chandler John Ruggie’s recently submitted final report to the United Nations’ Human Rights...

east European business ‘is still ignoring CSR’ - news

Companies in central and eastern Europe have been accused of making little progress on corporate responsibility in the 17 years that have elapsed since the fall of the Berlin Wall. A study...

technology companies offered guiding hand - news

A British asset management company has produced a good practice framework to help internet and technology companies improve the way they manage online content, privacy and data use. F&C,...

European companies fall short on dialogue with unions - news

One in ten multinationals based in Europe has a strategic commitment to constructive consultation with trade unions, according to a study of more than 500 European companies by the ratings agency...

inquiry into UN norms moves into extra time - news

The man tasked with finding a way ahead for the United Nations on business and human rights has asked for an extra year to finish his work. John Ruggie, special representative of the...

big names follow Nike lead on China labour reform plans - news

More multinationals have broken ranks with their industry associations by backing Chinese labour law reforms largely opposed by the associations. Several companies, including Ericsson,...

Heat: how to stop the planet burning - news

George Monbiot. Allen Lane. 278 pages. Hardback. £17.99 How do you like your gurus? I like mine well informed, brilliantly visionary and humble. Veteran environmental campaigner George...

inbrief - news

Vigeo has been selected by the French Pensions Reserve Fund to report on the environmental, social and governance performance of its €13.7billion ($18bn, £9.2bn) European equity fund. The...

the ICCA handbook on corporate social responsibility - news

Manfred Pohl, Judith Hennigfeld, Nick Tolhurst (eds). Wiley. 456 pages. Hardback. £45 The immediate appeal of this book is that it includes some high profile contributors. Most people...

Diageo asks assurers for more comment - news

Diageo has asked the assurers of its annual corporate citizenship report to provide more commentary on the document’s strengths and weaknesses rather than just on the accuracy of the information...

principles seek to promote ‘economic responsibility’ - news

A leading consultancy is advancing the debate about the responsibilities of multinationals with a set of principles that enjoins the companies to use their position as ‘economic actors’ to the...

key player shifts ground as assurance fears grow - news

One of the key players in the assurance market, the global consultancy URS, has decided to stop providing detailed assurance of corporate responsibility reports. The move comes at a time of...

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Supermarket chain Tesco will feature in-store advertisements with responsible drinking messages in the run-up to Christmas. The campaign is backed by Diageo, one of Tesco's largest suppliers of...

don't leave comparisons to third parties, firms told - news

Companies should benchmark their social and environmental performance themselves and not rely on analysts and rating agencies to do the work for them, one of the leading figures in socially...

pension funds appoint research providers - news

A large French pension fund has chosen Paris-based rating agency Vigeo and Munich-based research provider oekom to assist in developing a new SRI policy. ERAFP (Établissement de Retraite...

firms ‘too defensive’ on CSR - news

Companies engaged by investors on corporate responsibility issues can become too defensive and bogged down in debating specific allegations about their performance rather than looking at the...

Global Compact de-lists 335 laggard companies - news

The United Nations has taken its most decisive action yet on ‘free rider’ signatories to the Global Compact by de-listing from its ranks 335 businesses that have failed, for at least two years...

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Italian rating agency Avanzi SRI Research, founded in 2002, is to be bought by the Paris-based Vigeo Group in a takeover indicating further consolidation of the sector in Europe. The takeover...

let’s not mire ourselves in definitional confusion - news

Should it be CSR or CR? It’s better to change behaviour than the phrases we use, says Sir Geoffrey Chandler The responsibility of companies to society lies in the provision of goods and...

FTSE4Good index unveils criteria on climate change - news

FTSE4Good, the equity index provider, has outlined climate change measures that it will soon expect companies to adopt if they are to be included in the FTSE4Good index. Draft FTSE4Good...

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Geoffrey Martin-Henry, corporate sustainability director at UK transport company TNT Express, has been elected to the advisory board of Social Accountability International, which runs the SA8000...

LSE investor service is put on the backburner - news

Efforts by the London Stock Exchange to establish a central database of information on companies’ social and environmental performance look to have run into trouble. Weaker than anticipated...

G3 attracts record interest - news

The response to the Global Reporting Initiative’s call for comments on its sustainability reporting guidelines has been ‘overwhelming’, the Amsterdam-based body says. The GRI has received 275...

six firms back new drive on volunteering - news

Half a dozen companies have become founding partners in a UK government initiative aimed at creating a million new community volunteers aged between 16 and 25. ITV, KPMG, MTV, Sky, Tesco and...

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George Weyerhaeuser, senior vice-president at the US forest products company Weyerhaeuser, has been seconded for two years to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, where he will...

Sweetening bitter sugar - news

Clem Seecharan. Ian Randle Publishers. 696 pages. Paperback. £25.95 This lengthy but illuminating book is not likely to be on any recognized CSR reading list, but it probably should be. The...

Asia tea producers ‘fall short on CSR’ - news

The tea sector in Asia still has a ‘grim’ record on observing accepted workplace standards, according to a new study. The survey, by the India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN), found a ‘sad...

French motor giant signs CSR deal with trade unions - news

Peugeot Citroen has reached a landmark agreement with 85 trade unions by committing itself to new global workplace and supply chain standards. The multinational French car manufacturer,...

FTSE4Good drops 19 for failing tests - news

Liz Claiborne, Nordstrom and Hilton Hotels are among the 19 companies dropped from the FTSE4Good index after the benchmark index’s latest review. The majority were removed for failing to...

Diageo promotes drink awareness - news

Drinks company Diageo has placed two responsible drinking advertisements on UK television. The advertisements, which will run until mid-April and are expected to reach more than eight million...

evangelicals call for action on climate change - news

Prominent figures in the US evangelical Christian movement have urged businesses to tackle climate change and have called for regulation on the topic.   The leaders, often closely allied...

Diageo promotes responsible drinking in Korea - news

A healthy drinking campaign aimed at university students has been started by Diageo Korea, the alcoholic drinks company behind popular brands such as Windsor and Johnnie Walker. A booklet...

businesses step up community efforts in Thailand - news

A partnership has been set up with the help of the International Business Leaders’ Forum (IBLF) to benefit communities in Thailand, as a direct result of relief efforts in the country’s...

French navy makes waves with first CSR assessment - news

The French navy has shown there is life in CSR beyond the corporate sector by submitting itself to a social responsibility assessment. The Marine Nationale opened itself to scrutiny by...

drinks firms sign up to revive rural services - news

Pub groups and drinks companies are to step up their involvement in a UK initiative that encourages rural pubs to strengthen local communities by offering post office, grocery and even laundry...

was 1950s economist the father of corporate responsibility? - news

Ever wondered who was the father of modern-day corporate social responsibility? Step forward the 1950s American economist Howard Bowen, who has just been given the title by the CSR historian...

drugs company moves on earthquake relief - news

A donation of $1million (£560,000) has been made by the GlaxoSmithKline multinational pharmaceuticals company to the South Asia Earthquake Relief Fund. The money is earmarked for...

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Tyre multinational Bridgestone is embroiled in a lawsuit over alleged complicity in the use of child labour in Africa. The case, filed in a district court in California by the International...

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The Vigeo Group has become the latest rating agency to offer to identify for investors those companies that do not comply with the principles of the United Nations Global Compact. Its...

how the law of unintended consequences hit Wal-Mart - news

The world’s largest retailer has been too efficient for its own good, argues Milton Moskowitz Isn’t it odd that the people who are screaming at oil companies for gouging motorists at petrol...

Morocco embraces CSR - news

The Moroccan government says it wants to ‘differentiate’ the country from other emerging markets by gaining a reputation for high workplace standards in human rights, environmental impact and...

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The Global Leadership Network, a self-help corporate responsibility group set up last year so that businesses could share their experiences, is to invite other companies to become involved. The...

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Diageo has taken the rare step of declaring public policy lobbying positions in its latest Corporate Citizenship Report. The drinks and food multinational says that in 2004 it successfully...

the United Nations deserves some credit - news

The United Nations has come in for a lot of stick lately, not least for its failure to agree on substantial reform at last month's World Summit in New York. But it can justifiably claim credit...

Ruggie takes on delicate task of considering UN norms - news

The vexed question of whether the United Nations should develop a set of binding ‘norms’ for the behaviour of multinational corporations has been passed to a man who is a firm proponent of...

house builders make headway - news

UK-listed house builders have significantly improved their social and environmental performance over the past year. The second annual assessment of the 12 UK house builders in the FTSE All...

consolidation of SRI rating agencies benefits the market - news

A few years ago, specialist agencies rating companies' social, environmental and ethical record were popping up all over the place. Now the talk is of consolidation. Ethibel and Vigeo have...

don't blame the messenger - sharpen the message - news

CSR proponents need to be more open and honest with business journalists, argues Roger Cowe An eminent left-wing writer once said that journalists belong in the gutter because that is where...

rating market consolidates as European agencies merge - news

Two of the largest socially responsible investment rating agencies in continental Europe have merged. Brussels-based Ethibel and Paris-based Vigeo have joined forces to create the...

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Robert Allen-Turl is leaving TNT Express, the global provider of mail, express and logistics services. His replacement is Geoff Martin, who becomes director, corporate sustainability and...

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Twenty-one companies have become members of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility so far this year, pushing membership above 150. BP Canada, Diageo, Fedex, National Bank and the Vancouver...

norms are kept alive as UN agrees compromise - news

Supporters of efforts to develop a set of ‘norms’ on acceptable behaviour by multinationals under the auspices of the United Nations were thrown a lifeline last month when the annual meeting of the...

UK university founds research centre - news

A CSR research centre has been set up by Bath University in the UK. The Centre for Business, Organizations and Society aims to study ‘the relationship between corporations and the societies within...

why business has to end its vow of silence - news

To win back some of the trust it has lost, business must start voicing opinions on moral matters, argues Sir Geoffrey Chandler Trust in business has rarely been lower. In a recent poll only...

rummaging in the attic - news

John Elkington has had a big influence on the development of more sustainable business practices. His online journal offers an inside track for outsiders. Most weblogs that cover corporate...

class action scope is tightened - news

One of the legal devices used by US campaigners to challenge companies on their social and environmental performance has been weakened. The Class Action Fairness Act, which passed swiftly...

ethical champions take strain at Allied Domecq - news

The UK spirits and wines distributor Allied Domecq has brought together a group of ‘ethical champions’ inside the company as part of its effort to embed ethical trading principles throughout the...

CSR commitment kept ailing company alive - news

The head of the shoe and clothing multinational Timberland has said his group’s commitment to community involvement helped to restore its fortunes after a financial crisis in the mid-1990s. Chief...

event managers bow to changing demands - news

The organizers of two of the world’s largest CSR and SRI conferences have shelved their showcase events, reflecting delegate demands for more specialized gatherings. After holding three annual...

CSR Academy flexes its wings - news

The CSR Academy may extend its reach by licensing its training materials for use worldwide. The academy, established last year by the UK government to improve CSR education and training in...

companies still slow to act, former Australian minister says - news

Progress in corporate sustainability made by Australian businesses, non-governmental organizations and the media has won praise from Ros Kelly, the former federal environment minister. However,...

the public face that prefers to work behind the scenes - news

Should Business in the Community take a tougher line with its members by challenging them in public? EP talks to the UK organization’s chief executive Julia Cleverdon does a nice line in...

UN attempts to ‘re-energize’ global compact in Russia - news

Moves are to be made to revive the United Nations Global Compact in Russia, where corporate support for the initiative appears to have foundered. The UN is to host a meeting of ten company chief...

drinks firms put moderation message online - news

Alcoholic beverage companies in the UK have started a website to give safe drinking advice. The ‘drinkaware’ site has been set up by the Portman Group, a network of manufacturers and retailers...

second term for Bush puts the ball in corporate court - news

While the US election results were widely regarded as bad news for CSR, the re-election of the president could, paradoxically, be a catalyst for change It would be wrong to say that gloom has...

From Georg Kell, executive head, United Nations Global Compact Office - news

From Georg Kell, executive head, United Nations Global Compact Office In your April 2003 issue you report that the UN Global Compact has decided to introduce disciplinary procedures to address...

'Corporate code of conduct' by Arthur J. Zaccanti - news

From Arthur J. Zaccanti Every rational United State's taxpayer knows that the current Security and Exchange Commission investigation, in conjunction with the Department of Justice Criminal...

inbrief - news

The ASPI Eurozone index, which selects Europe’s 120 best-rated companies according to CSR criteria defined by the Vigeo ratings agency, has dropped Allied Irish...

£1.2m for EU studies - news

The European Union has made its first significant foray into corporate responsibility research by providing €1.9million ($2.15m, £1.2m) for two projects that...

‘world class’ network to show how it’s done - news

Nine multinationals have formed a CSR-focused alliance called the Global Leadership Network. 3M, Cargill, Diageo, FedEx, General Electric, General Motors, IBM,...

time to make a virtue of legislative necessity - news

The voluntary approach has its limits. Mandatory corporate disclosure would help markets, not hinder them, argues Sir Geoffrey Chandler ‘You can’t legislate...

CSR ‘must be allied to political lobbying’ - news

Companies have been told that they must start working more closely with governments and policymakers if corporate social responsibility is to make further advances....

cleaning products firms scrub up nicely - news

Every one of the world’s leading producers of personal hygiene and cleaning products has been given a good ethical performance rating by the German socially...

training and education: the current picture for CSR - news

As the UK government’s CSR Academy begins to take shape, EP looks at the fragmented state of education and training in the corporate responsibility field Pity the corporate...

consumer products sector comes out top - news

Consumer products companies have scored more highly than other businesses in a newly-devised rating of the world’s 100 largest companies. Firms in the sector, led...

inbrief - news

Drinks group Diageo has started 30 road safety promotional campaigns as part of its commitment ‘to promote a shared understanding of responsible drinking and to combat...

pharma forum to map out the future - news

Pharmaceuticals companies, investors and stakeholders are being brought together to consider long term challenges to the industry, including how it can provide greater...

firms lose marks through poor public disclosure - news

Companies are failing to give enough favourable detail when they make public their social and environmental performance, an investor-sponsored study of UK housebuilders...

French sustainability funds grow rapidly - news

The value of French funds managed along socially responsible investment lines more than doubled in 2003 and is now above €2.8bn ($3.5bn, £1.9bn), according to...

inbrief - news

US researchers have begun an attempt to define what makes companies ‘world-class performers’ in the CSR field. Boston College’s Center for Corporate...

central Europe receives assistance - news

Companies in Hungary are being offered support on CSR matters by an organization formed with British help. The Central European Institute for Leadership and Ethics has...

time to give clear lead on CSR, Bush is told - news

The US government has been urged to clarify its position on CSR to show companies what it expects from them. A working group of 27 senior corporate responsibility...

inbrief - news

Drinks company Diageo has committed itself to establish alcohol education initiatives in each of its country markets. The target is laid out in Diageo’s first full...

UN Norms offer firms a template for change - news

Companies now have a powerful international framework that will help them to address their social impacts, argues Sir Geoffrey Chandler The recent unanimous adoption...

Global Compact moves to address issue of violators - news

The United Nations is to set up a Global Compact task force to consider how best to deal with participants in major breach of the Compact’s nine guiding principles on...

warning on opportunistic NGOs - news

Companies have been warned to beware of non-governmental organizations that engage in private stakeholder dialogue and then use the information they have gathered for public...

200 analysts hear firms’ stories on CSR - news

Sixteen large European companies gathered in Paris last month to present details of their ethical performance to 200 investment analysts. The gathering was hailed as a...

Christian Aid to investigate Littlewoods suppliers - news

A major UK charity is to investigate factories that supply Littlewoods as a direct result of the retail group’s decision to disband its ethical trading team. Christian...

analyst meetings spread to the continent - news

A UK initiative that brings together investment analysts and corporate executives to discuss their company’s ethical performance has expanded its horizons to continental...

corporate conduct in the aftermath of war - news

Intervention in Iraq has raised important issues of corporate responsibility, argues Gerry Hagelberg The US-led invasion of Iraq and its aftermath will keep ethics wonks...

‘scruff of the neck’ approach mobilizes bosses at TV firm - news

Music Television (MTV), part of the global media company Viacom, is making its senior executives more aware of community issues by taking them away from their desks to see...

inbrief - news

Former US senator George Mitchell has warned BP that it risks committing human rights abuses if it goes ahead with a $2billion (£1.3bn) project to build liquid natural...

the CSR trinity: morality, self-interest & regulation - news

There are three main ways to encourage directors and shareholders to take greater account of CSR, says Roger Cowe CSR has come a long way in the past few years, but it is...

drinks firms to consider responsible consumption - news

Firms that make alcoholic drinks should voluntarily put responsible drinking messages on their products and in their adverts, an influential UK industry group has said....

oil firms agree transparency pact - news

Eleven oil companies are to break new ground in transparency by declaring how much money they pay to three governments on a new oil project in theCaspian Sea. The...

Fimilac launches CSR ratings agency - news

A company that owns one of the world’s largest ratings agencies has set up a service focusing on corporate social responsibility. Fimilac, which owns the Fitch ratings...

Blair lends support to calls for payment transparency - news

Tony Blair has added his weight to calls for companies in extractive industries to disclose payments they make to governments in developing countries. In a speech to...

Bitc initiates CSR index survey - news

Web-based questionnaires for Business in the Community’s new Corporate Responsibility Index (EP3, issue 11) were sent to FTSE 350 companies on 23 September. The...

ISO standard on CSR ‘feasible’ - news

A worldwide standard on corporate social responsibility, administered by the International Organization for Standardization, is ‘both desirable and feasible’, an ISO...

agency rises out of Arese ashes - news

A new ratings agency has been formed to analyse the social and environmental performance of companies around the world. Vigeo, which will be based in Bagnolet, France, has...

top bribe payers exposed - news

Companies in the construction and arms industries are considered to have the greatest propensity to pay bribes, according to an index produced by a leading international body...

‘myopic’ markets are hampering progress - news

Short-termism driven by the financial markets is proving one of the biggest barriers to the spread of corporate social responsibility, a corporate law expert has argued....

ministers seek better co-ordination on CSR - news

Better linkages on corporate social responsibility are needed between UK government departments, the Department of Trade and Industry has conceded. The DTI, which...

inbrief - news

Two-thirds of companies in a study of corporate community involvement said they used advertising to publicize their programmes. The study, produced by the UK...

let’s not fool each other with the business case - news

The moral argument for doing good should be reason enough for companies to behave responsibly, argues Sir Geoffrey Chandler The ‘business case’ for ethical...

inbrief - news

A series of maps highlighting human rights risks for companies around the globe has been published by the Amnesty International Business Group and the International...

Bush plan offers little for CSR fans - news

A ‘ten point plan on corporate responsibility’ unveiled by US president George W. Bush in the wake of the Enron scandal has disappointed CSR practitioners by avoiding any...

Alexander in talks on CSR - news

Douglas Alexander, the UK government’s minister for corporate social responsibility, has been meeting senior executives in the private sector to discuss what more he might do...

inbrief - news

Profiles of the ethical performance of seven European car companies have been compiled by the Brussels-based Stock at Stake research firm for use by analysts. The...

Kingfisher unveils global CSR plans - news

The retail group Kingfisher has outlined plans to improve the social and environmental performance of its 16 operating companies. The group, which owns home improvement...

Daimler gets top marks - news

DaimlerChrysler has come top in an assessment of the sustainability policies of ten large car manufacturers. The study, carried out by the SustainAbility consultancy, gave...

inbrief - news

Diageo has launched a corporate citizenship section on its web site that includes case studies of community projects it has supported.

Peacocks sets up ethics talks - news

The clothes retailer Peacocks is organizing seminars and meetings with suppliers to discuss its ethical sourcing policy. The Cardiff-based company produced the policy in...

inbrief - news

Burger King has announced plans to audit its meat and egg sourcing in the US against animal welfare guidelines including the American Meat Institute Good Management...

the temperature rises following Bush’s decision to reject Kyoto - news

There are at least four conclusions business can draw from the furore surrounding president George Bush’s decision not to back the Kyoto protocol. The first, and most...

Canada gets social responsibility qualification - news

A Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is being offered to business executives in Canada. The qualification, which is the first of its kind in the country,...

US firms will take up Kyoto baton - news

Signs are emerging that some big US companies are willing to take a lead on global warming by working towards Kyoto Protocol targets – despite president George...

inbrief - news

Chris Marsden took over from Sir Geoffrey Chandler as chair of Amnesty International’s UK Business Group at the end of last month. Marsden is a former head of BP’s community...

Belgians prepare to push CSR - news

The Belgian government is to promote corporate social responsibility during its six-month presidency of the European Union, which starts in June. The start of the...

corporate responsibility under president Bush - news

President George W. Bush has brought a reputation for conservatism with him to the White House. This has raised fears that the momentum behind corporate social responsibility...

advancing the business case for human rights - news

Chris Marsden confesses to being daunted by his latest role. The former head of BP's community affairs team is to take over this spring from Sir Geoffrey Chandler as chair of Amnesty...

thinking locally can reduce human rights risks in China - news

Companies have been told they can reduce the ethical risks of using suppliers in China by making sure they are locally-owned, employ at least some local workers and are in...

making regeneration part of social responsibility - news

A new report, from a taskforce first announced by Gordon Brown, the chancellor, in February 2000, is likely to prompt businesses of all sizes and sectors to consider a review...

business offered new CSR framework - news

Business leaders are being offered a new ‘Framework for Action’ that outlines how they can make their companies more socially responsible. The four-page framework has been...

retailers’ performance studied - news

A new study of eight UK supermarkets has cast doubt on the view that there is a positive relationship between social responsibility measures and financial returns....

inbrief - news

Norman Bowie, Dixons professor of business ethics at the London Business School, has taken a year’s leave from his post to be chair in corporate responsibility at the...

business gets more value from its corporate giving - news

Corporate giving is growing significantly in the UK, but companies are putting more of their money into specific community projects rather than giving it straight to charity....

inbrief - news

Diageo's first environmental report has been published exclusively on the web. The report covers the environmental performance of its four businesses, UDV, Pillsbury,...

a sensible business response to child labour - news

New guidelines on how to tackle child labour suggest that the debate about the corporate social responsibility of retailers is now becoming more sophisticated The guidelines,...

inbrief - news

Food and drinks conglomerate Diageo has decided to extend compensation payments to victims of the Thalidomide drug which one of its constituent companies – Distillers...

inbrief - news

Two proponents of a 'third way' for capitalism have edited a new book called On the edge: living with global capitalism, published by Jonathan Cape. Will Hutton, chief...

inbrief - news

Amanda Bowman has joined food and drinks conglomerate Diageo as head of community involvement. Bowman was previously director of corporate community investment at Business in the...

Shell and Co-op share social report honours - news

Shell International and the Co-operative Bank have taken joint first prize in the first UK Social Reporting Awards. Runner-up was United Utilities, with the fair trade...

Diageo will talk to Thalidomide Trust - news

The consumer goods company Diageo has responded to a boycott campaign by saying it will consider increasing compensation for victims of the Thalidomide drug which one of its...

top 100 could do much better on diversity - news

The UK’s leading companies are still not putting enough effort into diversity policies, according to new research by the London-based corporate governance consultancy...

clarity fear over verifiers - news

Consultation has ended on a draft set of European guidelines for auditors of environmental reports. The guidelines, produced by the Brussels-based European Federation of...

government told to take the lead - news

A major inquiry led by eight of the prime corporate movers on social responsibility has told the UK government it must significantly step up its efforts to promote ethical...

targets to be set for building firms - news

A set of sustainability indicators and targets is to be drawn up for the UK construction industry. In a project led by the Construction Industry Research and Information...

Camelot sets out new policy for disabled staff and lottery players - news

The UK national lottery operator Camelot has produced a disability policy that promises to ‘dismantle social and practical barriers’ for disabled lottery players and staff....

business to back rundown coalfields - news

Some of the UK’s largest companies look set to become involved in an initiative to help regenerate former mining communities. The ten year Network Space project, led by the...

Severn Trent prepares to widen its ethical agenda - news

Severn Trent may soon widen the remit of its external environmental advisory panel to cover social and ethical issues. The UK’s second largest water and waste management group is...

new standard maps way forward - news

The first international standard designed to help companies improve their overall ethical performance has been launched by the Institute of Social and Ethical Accountability...

US chemical giant opts for the triple bottom line - news

Dow Chemical Company has become one of the first businesses in the world to give ‘equal weight’ to economic, social and environmental responsibility by publishing a single...

building group looks for a second opinion - news

Building materials group RMC has invited some of its stakeholders to identify areas where the company can improve its environmental policy. Around 50 individuals and groups have been...

Diageo maps an ethical way forward for its staff - news

Food and drinks conglomerate Diageo has produced corporate citizenship guidelines for its 77,000 employees around the world. The guidelines, which are being distributed to...

government inquiry nearing the end - news

The long-awaited conclusions of a UK government-backed committee of inquiry on sustainable business are to be made public within a month. The committee, set up in 1997 with support...

BiC draws up some fresher principles - news

Business in the Community (BiC) has updated its Principles of Corporate Community Investment. The BiC principles were launched in 1997 but have been reworked in conjunction with...

new whistleblowers law puts reputation at stake - news

The Public Interest Disclosure Act, which comes into force on 2 July, will put the corporate reputation of companies on the line as never before. Many businesses now realise they have...

CIS launches major new social audit programme - news

The Co-operative Insurance Society (CIS) is claiming to be the first major UK insurer to pledge a commitment to social accountability with the launch of a new programme of...

food manufacturers move away from GM ingredients - news

Almost all of the UK’s leading food manufacturers have removed or are removing genetically modified ingredients from their food products, according to a new survey. A Friends of...

dialogue begins on financial exclusion - news

UK ministers and regulators have begun talks with community organizations to find a way of tackling financial exclusion. The Financial Services and Markets Bill went into committee...

social auditing code moves a step closer - news

An ‘ethical summit’ is to be convened in the UK this October to finalise new standards on social accounting. The event will involve up to 30 professional organizations in...

business sets up fresh link to community - news

A new panel of business leaders and top level councillors has been set up to foster links between businesses and local communities. The forum, which has not yet been named,...

event surprises organisers - news

Organisers of a London conference on sustainability reporting say they have been taken aback by the level of interest shown in the event. More than 350 delegates from 16 countries –...

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Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure UK Limited - directory

Amec Foster Wheeler Environment and Infrastructure UK Limited (part of Amec Foster Wheeler) is a multidisciplinary environmental and engineering consultancy with enviable customer relationships...

Caesars Entertainment Publishes 2017 Citizenship Report with New Strategic Framework - reports

In 2016, Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) introduced the gaming and entertainment industry’s most aggressive carbon reduction targets, secured Triple A scores in three CDP...

Done and Said: Gas Natural Fenosa publishes its corporate responsibility report - reports

Gas Natural Fenosa is a leading multinational group in the energy sector and a pioneer in gas and electricity integration, with a balanced business mix, which supplies gas and electricity to...

Canary Wharf Group focuses on the future for long term improvements - reports

Canary Wharf Group’s latest Sustainability Report gives a snapshot of its activity and commitments in five key areas: making great places; pioneering innovation; promoting inclusive...

AB InBev 2016 Better World Report; Bringing People Together for a Better World - reports

Anheuser-Busch InBev has published its 2016 Better World Report, which reports on progress against its Better World strategy, which was updated last October following its combination with...

Coca-Cola HBC AG 2016 Integrated Annual Report, - reports

Coca-Cola HBC AG published on March 17, 2017 its fifth integrated annual report, “Entering the growth era”, which demonstrates the progress made on all aspects of business,...

Rockwell Automation Named a World’s Most Ethical Company By the Ethisphere Institute for the Ninth Year - reports

Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a  2017 World’s Most...

Walgreens Boots Alliance Publishes Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2016 - reports

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. today released its annual  Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report for fiscal 2016 , highlighting the company’s ongoing support for people in its...

Everything’s Connected: Mirvac’s 2016 Sustainability Report - reports

At Mirvac, sustainability is integral to creating customer and shareholder value. This year’s sustainability report, “Everything’s Connected”, showcases how integrating...

Canary Wharf Group Reports 8.5% Reduction in Emissions Over Last 3 Years - reports

Canary Wharf Group’s latest Sustainability Report gives a snapshot of its activity and commitments in four key areas: Making Great Places; Pioneering Innovation; Promoting Inclusive...

Done and Said: Gas Natural Fenosa publishes its corporate responsibility report, adding a specific chapter on responsible supply chain. - reports

Gas Natural Fenosa is a leading multinational group in the energy sector and a pioneer in gas and electricity integration, with a balanced business mix, which supplies gas and electricity to...

Diageo reports good first year progress against 2020 sustainability and responsibility targets - reports

Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol, this week reported strong progress against its 2020 sustainability and responsibility targets with the publication of the company's 2016 Annual...

UPS Drives 1 Billion Cleaner Miles, Achieves Goal One Year Early - reports

UPS’s 14th annual Sustainability Report provides a comprehensive update on the company’s sustainability efforts, including an announcement that the company has achieved its goal of...

Caesars Entertainment 2016 Citizenship Report: Sustained Progress and Leadership - reports

In 2015 Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) and related entities generated $4.4m of contributed value for every $10m in revenue, according to the company’s seventh annual...

Encouraging tomorrow – Allianz’ Sustainability Report 2015 - reports

“How can we ensure safety and progress in the midst of a transformation characterized by geopolitical tensions, our ageing societies, climate change, and digitalization? We can only do it...

Improving Business Impacts: New Research - reports

‘Impact for Change’ is a programme of work by Corporate Citizenship which helps companies around the world to measure, improve and effectively communicate their impacts on society.

Inter-American Development Bank Publishes Sustainability Report 2015 - reports

IDB Invests $3.8 billion in Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change projects

BAE Systems Publishes 2015 Annual Report and CR Summary - reports

BAE Systems attaches great importance to the way it does business, as well as the financial results it achieves. The company continues to build on its position as one of the world’s...

Coca-Cola HBC AG 2015 Integrated Annual Report Showcases Focus on Sustainable Growth - reports

Coca-Cola HBC AG published on March 17, 2016 its fourth integrated report, “Refreshing business”, which provides details on all aspects of business, governance and sustainability...

Verizon (NYSE:VZ) Publishes 2015 Annual Report and Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Corporate Responsibility is the Heart of Verizon With publication of its 2015 Annual Report and Corporate Responsibility Report, Verizon today demonstrates how the company is leveraging...

Barclays concludes four year Citizenship Plan - reports

Barclays has published its annual Citizenship performance in the Barclays PLC Annual Report 2015. Fully integrated with Barclays’ Balanced Scorecard, the Citizenship Plan included 11...

Walgreens Boots Alliance Publishes First Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report - reports

Walgreens Boots Alliance has published its first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report online to showcase the many ways its Company and businesses are supporting the community,...

Caesars Entertainment Publishes Sixth Annual Corporate Citizenship Report - reports

Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) is pleased to announce the publication of its sixth annual Corporate Citizenship Report covering 2014 through the first half of 2015. Entitled...

Diageo reports 2015 sustainability and responsibility progress as company looks ahead to new 2020 targets - reports

London, 13th August 2015: Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks business, this week reported strong progress against its 2015 sustainability and responsibility targets with the...

2014 Sustainability Report Demonstrates Dedication to Transparency - reports

Shaw Industries’ 2014 Sustainability Report marks a pivotal year in the company’s comprehensive approach to sustainability.

CANARY WHARF GROUP PUBLISHES ANNUAL SUSTAINABILITY REPORT - reports

“Understanding our contribution to our local and national economies, building positive relationships with our community and protecting the environments we impact, at developments or via...

OTE and COSMOTE launch joint 2014 Sustainability Report - reports

OTE Group is the leading telecommunications provider in Greece and one of the pre-eminent providers in South East Europe, offering its customers excellent quality products and services. ...

L’Oréal unveils first results of Sharing Beauty with All - reports

One year after the launch of L'Oréal's Sharing Beauty with All programme for sustainable development, with ambitious and quantified objectives, the Group has unveiled the first...

Diageo unveils ambitious Water Blueprint - reports

Water stewardship strategy supports company’s expansion in emerging markets. Extends targets to broader supply chain for first time to reduce overall impact on water resources  ...

Coca-Cola HBC Publishes Third Integrated Report 'It's Good to Share' on 2014 Performance - reports

Coca-Cola HBC has just published its third integrated annual report. This is the first time it is reporting on all aspects of business, including financial, governance and sustainability...

Diageo commits to new ambitious sustainability and responsibility targets for 2020 - reports

Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol, today announces 20 new sustainability and responsibility targets, to be achieved by 2020, in three core areas – leadership in alcohol in...

Diageo moves towards integrated reporting in its 2014 Annual Report - reports

Diageo, the world's leading premium drinks business, announces this week the publication of its 2014 Annual Report , which incorporates for the first time increased disclosure of...

Citi Issues 2013 Global Citizenship Report - reports

New York – Citi released its 14th Global Citizenship Report, an annual overview addressing the company’s social, environmental and governance achievements and challenges.

IFRS Update Course - calendar

  IFRS Update Course 2016 Your complete update of current IFRSs, forthcoming changes and recent amendments to Standards 11 - 12 May 2016 | London Attend...

Sustainable Performance Forum EMEA - calendar

  A Must Attend Event   With 250+ attendees, over 30 sessions and countless networking opportunities, the...

Building Sustainable Agri-Supply Chains - Olam's CR&S Report - reports

Building Sustainable Supply Chains - agri-business Olam International's Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Report

Sustainable Extractives Forum: how to manage risk and navigate uncertainty - calendar

Innovation Forum will be hosting its first Sustainable Extractives Forum on the theme of ‘ how to manage risk and navigate uncertainty’ in London on April 27-28th 2016. As...

The Rise of Science - Sustainability Business Seminar - calendar

Science moves centre stage Science has always been a part of sustainability solutions. Yet in recent years it’s been lurking in the background of the corporate sustainability debate,...

Business Disability Forum Conference 2016 - calendar

Business Disability Forum (BDF) is pleased to announce that Claire Harvey, British Paralympian and Senior Consultant at BDF Partner KPMG will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 BDF conference:...

Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc. issues 2012 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report - reports

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold provides resources that fuel global growth. Freeport-McMoRan explores, mines and processes metals around the world that are essential for daily living and an...

Thales's 2012 Corporate Responsibility Performance. A Year of Progress and Recognition - reports

Driven by a common vision of our business and its role in society, and by a strong commitment to ethical conduct, each Thales employee has been contributing directly to the long-term performance...

Reckitt Benckiser's 2012 Sustainability Report unveils water impact footprint - reports

Reckitt Benckiser's 2012 Sustainability Report unveils water impact footprint.

Responsible Sourcing from Emerging Nations - Focus on Africa & Middle East - calendar

The objective of this one hour webinar is to consider the issues and risks in responsible sourcing practices across Africa and the Middle East. As organizations increase their scope of sourcing...

Creating Resilient Strategies - calendar

Corporate Citizenship Webinar : Creating Resilient Strategies When company CEO’s are hauled before legislators, or investigated by the press to explain their tax affairs, employment...

Best Practices in Community Engagement - calendar

Two day conference in two locations: (10% discount for Existing Subscribers of Ethical Performance with code “EPCSR”) 21-22 April, Sheraton Towers, Singapore;...

The Fourth Annual Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment - calendar

Hear the latest research, publish before a global audience, present in a supportive environment, network, engage in new relationships, experience Japan, explore Osaka and Kyoto, join a global...

World CSR Congress - calendar

The Objectives of World CSR Congress The World CSR Congress will be guided by Leaders.... Leaders who believe in the value of Sustainable CSR; that which is built in the fabric of business -...

The Retreat 2013 - calendar

  Come and join a select number of senior CSR practitioners and business leaders at this year’s Retreat. Only a few places for our 2013 event remain. The Retreat is a...

Sustainable Brands 2013 - calendar

Sustainable Brands 2013 – Discover what happens when brand strategists & designers connect with sustainability teams to drive purpose driven innovation that leads to business and brand...

Freeport-McMoRan issues its 2011 Sustainable Development Report - reports

Worldwide attention has been drawn to continuous advances in renewable energy technologies, electric vehicles, stronger and lighter alloys, and high-tech devices that capture the imagination....

Responsible Business Summit 2012: Learning, networking and value for money - reports

I'm aware there are hundreds of CSR/sustainability events out there - but I am very confident that the Responsible Business Summit (8-9 May, London) represents the best value for money, the biggest...

The Green Power Mini-MBA - calendar

Key Course Learning The varied science and technology behind renewable energy and how this dictates the commercial boundaries on its potential, cost structure and market positioning Market...

SEGRO publishes its 2011 Sustainability Report - reports

The 2011 SEGRO Sustainability Report provides an update on performance against targets set out in 2009 as part of the company's five-year sustainability strategy.

Caesars Entertainment publish Sustainability report - reports

Caesars Entertainment’s 2010-2011 Sustainability Report covers calendar 2010 and the first half of 2011. It is both the company’s and the casino-entertainment and hospitality industry’s second...

Vaisala releases its 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Vaisala, the global environmental and industrial measurement company has published its third corporate responsibility report.

Growth and Consequence: Rethinking our economic future - calendar

This course takes a hard look at economic growth from international and global perspectives:  what drives it, who gains from it, who loses from it, and what are the alternatives? Visiting...

5th International Conference on CSR - - calendar

The 5th International CSR-Conference at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is organized and hosted by the Institute of Management. The 600+ participants include representatives from science,...

France Telecom-Orange publishes 2010 CSR Report - reports

France Telecom-Orange has just published its 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility Report (CSR report) in which the Group describes how, as a major player in the digital world, it is ensuring...

11th Annual Responsible Business Summit - calendar

Europe's leading Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Summit is back for its 11th year! The 11th Annual Responsible Business Summit, taking place on 8-9 May in London, has CEOs from Diageo,...

The Mexican International Renewable Energy Congress - calendar

The Mexican International Renewable Energy Congress brings together the Mexican renewable energy community to drive forward this important sector at a time of unprecedented change in the market....

Accenture launch UNGC-Accenture Industry CEO Study - reports

Accenture invite you to the launch of the UNGC-Accenture Industry CEO Study, the world's largest industry-specific study on CEOs and Sustainability to date on 25th May.

SEGRO publishes 2010 Sustainability Report - reports

The report provides an update on 2010 performance of SEGRO’s five-year sustainability strategy. The company’s approach focuses on delivering value to the business and its customers.

Important: CSR opportunity - reports

Not long to go now before the Responsible Business Summit kicks off in London on 3-4th May. Over 340 attendees are coming from all over Europe. Companies attending include Danone, Levi Strauss,...

Renewables West Summit 2011 - calendar

The event will provide perspectives from key stakeholders and decision makers so you can assess the landscape, learn about new projects and evaluate prospects, meet key players, and learn...

How to engage suppliers on sustainability - reports

Supply Chain Sustainability, or more specifically, how to engage your suppliers in sustainability, is one of the top priorities for CSR professionals right now.

Diageo Publishes 2010 Corporate Citizenship Report Online - reports

Diageo, the world's largest premium drinks business, has outlined its sustainability agenda by reporting results and achievements for the past year and setting out targets against its five...

Sustainable Purchasing & Supply Summit 2011 - calendar

The Sustainable Purchasing & Supply Summit 2011 is the first UK event to present an holistic view of sustainable procurement: considering the need to balance environmental, social, ethical and...

Major Summit on Corporate Responsibility: Transforming to a Sustainable Business - calendar

This Major Summit on Corporate Responsibility is a one day event presenting leading edge and inspirational thinking from the world’s largest, most innovative companies and practical workshops on...

Accenture release findings of largest CEO study on corporate sustainability - reports

An overwhelming majority of corporate CEOs - 93 per cent - say that sustainability will be critical to the future success of their companies, in spite of the recent economic downturn....

Renewable Energy World Conf & Expo North America - calendar

The event leading the renewable industry for the 7th straight year. More than 30 educational conference sessions in 8 highly technical conference tracks covering Biomass, Policy Market &...

RETECH 2010 - calendar

Wind. Solar. Hydro. Ocean. Geothermal. Biomass. Biofuels. Waste. Smart Grid. Transmission. Storage. More than 300 exhibitors across the entire renewable energy marketplace. 250 key leaders from the...

B4E, the Business for Environment Global Summit - calendar

B4E, the Business for Environment Global Summit is the world's leading international conference for dialogue and business-driven action for the environment. The summit addresses the most urgent...

The CR Reporting and Communications Summit - calendar

The CR Reporting and Communications Summit is the largest and most comprehensive conference on CSR and sustainability communications and reporting in Europe. With over 30 expert speakers,...

Diageo publishes Corporate Citizenship Report - reports

Diageo, the global premium drinks business, has published its seventh corporate citizenship report, detailing what it is doing to build a sustainable business.

Orange / France Telecom publishes 2008 CSR Report - reports

Orange / France Telecom has published its 2008 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

Making it happen: implementing the UN Principles for Responsible Investment - calendar

Just over two years after the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) were launched by the UN Secretary-General in New York, the initiative has garnered the support of over 360...

Sustainability and leadership: the personal challenge - calendar

An experiential Mythodrama seminar for senior executives committed to engaging the big issue of our time. Participants will benefit from a unique form of experiential learning that combines...

The 4th Annual CSR Partnerships Conference - calendar

CSR Partnerships is a fourth time, focused two day conference dealing with all aspects of Biz-NGO, B2B and Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships The content of the conference is a result of 6 months...

The Amsterdam Global Conference on Sustainability and Transparency - calendar

Conference highlights: Readers’ Choice Awards and Survey Around 800 sustainability reports were entered for the inaugural GRI Readers’ Choice Awards in 2007 and thousands of readers voted on...

Responsible Business Masterclass For Board-Level Influencers - calendar

Attitudes towards corporate social responsibility are directly affecting business value as shareholders examine standards of corporate governance more closely. So the question is no longer...

BEP US East Coast Senior Executives' Seminar - calendar

The Programme, which is developed and run by the University of Cambridge Programme for Industry, is designed to help organisations integrate the concepts of sustainable development into their...

BEP European Senior Executives' Seminar - calendar

The Programme, which is developed and run by the University of Cambridge Programme for Industry, is designed to help organisations integrate the concepts of sustainable development into their...

Implementing Sustainable Procurement Conference - calendar

Moving from Strategy to Practical Implementation in the Private and Public Sectors Conference summary As sustainable procurement practices gradually take hold in the public sector, the...

George Wimpey Plc produces its 2006 CSR Report - reports

British based housebuilding company George Wimpey Plc has produced its 2006 CSR Report

BEP UK senior executives' seminar - calendar

The Programme, which is developed and run by the University of Cambridge Programme for Industry, is designed to help organizations integrate the concepts of sustainable development into their...

BEP US west coast executives' seminar - calendar

The Programme, which is developed and run by the University of Cambridge Programme for Industry, is designed to help organizations integrate the concepts of sustainable development into their...

Barclays partners with Unreasonable Group to support entrepreneurs  - bestpractice

The bank’s joint programme is part of its Shared Growth Ambition strategy to improve lives while providing returns to shareholders. Tom Idle reports…    As...

BT Social and Environment Report - reports

BT has just released its latest social and environment report.  The report details performance and progress achieved during the 2005 financial year.

Benevity innovates in corporate giving and volunteering with new technology - bestpractice

 “Spark” software program ensures simple, secure and easy giving so grassroots philanthropy can be part of everyday life. Miranda Ingram reports...   Some notable...

Benevity innovates in corporate giving and volunteering with new technology - bestpractice

 “Spark” software program ensures simple, secure and easy giving so grassroots philanthropy can be part of everyday life. Miranda Ingram reports...   Some notable...

Arrow “guides innovation forward” by helping children become the innovators of the future - bestpractice

Arrow takes on the challenge of bringing technology to people with no electricity. Miranda Ingram reports…   Every so often a concept comes along that is so simple and so...

Royal Mail delivers the post—and many community services, too - bestpractice

The company’s CR and community investment policies are geared towards maximizing its position as a national company with a local presence in every community.  Miranda Ingram...

Eabis annual colloquium - calendar

“ Corporate Sustainability, Strategic Management and the Stakeholder View of the Firm” This Colloquium is hosted by the SDA Bocconi School of Management and the...

Raising the bar for community impact - bestpractice

Founded in 1976 by royal decree and 70% government owned, Riyadh based SABIC is already one of the world’s largest petrochemical manufacturers with over 40,000 employees working in 50...

Digging deep to ensure a greener legacy - bestpractice

We’ve adorned ourselves with it for thousands of years and its very existence made pirates dizzy with greed. Its applications range from micro-circuitry and medical products to the coating...

Taking a singular approach to CSR - bestpractice

Breakfasts for Better Days (BfBD) Kellogg’s hunger relief programme, started in 2013 with the clear intention of creating a single global focus for all of Kellogg’s CSR activities....

Building a better future for children in Sierra Leone - bestpractice

Last year CBRE announced its partnership with Plan International, the international children’s development organisation, in a shared vision to transform a generation of children –...

Upgrading citizenship to a whole new level - bestpractice

In order to build a truly sustainable organisation, global companies these days acknowledge that the umbrella of their stakeholders extends further than ever before. Chris Librie, senior...

Building a case for better child protection - bestpractice

Bangladesh has a child population of 65m and more than a million are homeless. Very young street children can be placed in jails without protection or representation. Children can encounter...

Taking a responsible approach to change - bestpractice

The origins of financial services were good. Banks, insurance companies and investment houses used the power of the collective to pool and manage money, offering the customer a better deal than...

An example of reporting best practice - bestpractice

Watch the video here . Energy plays a vital role in the lives of millions of individuals, families and businesses across the world. From sourcing and generating to supplying and servicing...

Learning sustainability by degrees - bestpractice

The International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility based at Nottingham University Business School has long forged a path in the pursuit of academic recognition for the CR and...

Learning sustainability by degrees - bestpractice

The International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility based at Nottingham University Business School has long forged a path in the pursuit of academic recognition for the CR and...

World's first guide to carbon offset providers published by CR consultancy Context - reports

Corporate responsibility strategy and communications consultancy Context has published the world's first guide to carbon offset providers and advisers.

Diageo Corporate Citizenship Report Released - reports

Diageo is looking for feedback on its third corporate citizenship report, which sets out the drinks company’s response to stakeholder concerns on issues such as the social aspects of alcohol, its...

Diageo's fourth Corporate Citizenship Report - reports

Diageo has published its fourth corporate citizenship report.

Corporate Governance in East Asia: culture, psychology, economics and law conference - calendar

Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley Is there something “different” about East Asian culture and psychology that means that any attempt to reform corporate governance...

EBF CSR Publication - reports

EBF CSR Publication

Diageo launches Water of Life evaluation report - reports

Diageo, the world's leading premium drinks business, has published a report detailing the impact of the water and sanitation projects it funds in Africa.

Sky's Bigger Picture Review for 2007 - reports

Sky's Bigger Picture Review for 2007, which covers the broadcasting company's corporate responsibility activities, has now been published.

Diageo in Africa corporate citizenship overview 2008 now available - reports

Diageo has released its Africa Corporate Citizenship Overview 2008, which gives a flavour of what the business has been doing in Africa on areas such as water, developing skills, local sourcing, enc

Creating shared values - bestpractice

Nestlé, the world’s largest food and nutrition company, has been involved in rural development in emerging countries since the 1920s. At that time, the Swiss giant built factories...

Arthur D. Little releases water management report - reports

A new report from global management consultancy Arthur D Little warns businesses that merely adopting a reactive response to water management can damage corporate performance.

Just five minutes - bestpractice

In keeping with almost everyone during a recession, UK charities are cautious about the future. According to a National Council for Voluntary Organisations survey published in September, a third...

a healthy outlook - bestpractice

As a catering company, Compass has decided it should not be content just with providing lunchtime food to millions of school pupils - it wants to educate them too. While it has wisely steered clear...

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. releases 2007 Sustainability Report - reports

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. has published its corporate sustainability report.

Beyond CSR? Business, poverty and social justice - calendar

National Liberal Club, Central London How far can CSR initiatives help to address poverty, social exclusion and other development challenges? What is the balance of responsibilities between...

financing the future - bestpractice

A stunning archipelago of white sandy beaches and sun-drenched countryside, SinAn County is one of South Korea’s best-known holiday destinations. But now the coastal community on the southwest tip...

setting a standard - bestpractice

For most businesses, implementing a robust ethics policy in Northern Europe is one thing, but applying the same rigours to other regions is quite another. Swedish construction company Skanksa...

right tools for the job - bestpractice

Part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that people have the right to a standard of living adequate for their health and wellbeing. Yet according to the World Health Organization,...

cutting to the chase - bestpractice

At the Vimax Beauty hairdressing salon in Curitiba in southern Brazil, Vicktor, like any self-respecting salon owner, spends his day interacting with his clients. Standing behind each chair and...

taking centre stage - bestpractice

A baker’s dozen may be unlucky for some, but not, it seems, for the 13 Land Securities-owned shopping centres working with 13 theatres and 13 secondary schools on an innovative theatrical arts...

promoting moderations - bestpractice

An Irishman walks into a bar. It may sound like the start of a joke, but it’s actually the beginning of a television advertisement about responsible drinking by beverage company Diageo Great...

staying ahead of the game - bestpractice

It’s not immediately apparent what the world of electricity cables and gas pipes has to do with human rights. Yet National Grid, one of the UK’s largest gas and electricity utilities, has invested...

playing together - bestpractice

A partnership between a community college, a leisure business and a Premiership football club has enabled all those involved to benefit from improved sporting and educational facilities...

bridging the boredom gap - bestpractice

Nestlé UK is supporting programmes for teenagers that aim to tackle after-school restlessness that can lead to anti-social behaviour and even crime. At the same...

Diageo's fifth corporate citizenship report - reports

Diageo has just published its fifth corporate citizenship report, in which it looks at its achievements over the past decade and looks at how it will be tackling the challenges ahead.

MAKING THE WEB SAFER - bestpractice

Cable & Wireless has worked with a non-governmental organization to improve internet safety for the last six years. The partnership has provided a way for the...

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - bestpractice

Chiquita, which produces a quarter of Latin American bananas, has spent eight years working to ensure all its banana farms in Latin America meet labour and...

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT - bestpractice

Diageo's work with the Tomorrow’s People charity to help unemployed people find jobs – and to support them once they have found one – is a...

The Retreat - pages

The Retreat, 2013 Come and join a select number of senior CSR practitioners and business leaders at this year’s Retreat. Only a few places for our 2013 event remain....

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